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Practice Leader Full-time

at KCI Technologies, Inc. in Georgia (Published at 04-12-2019)

Overview

We are looking to hire an energetic and well-connected water/wastewater engineer - a seasoned team leader or a Project Manager that would like to take their career to the next step - as a Water/Wastewater Practice Leader. As a Practice Leader, you will be tasked with identifying client needs and developing business in your geography, hiring staff, and growing a local water/wastewater engineering practice. Our ideal candidate would be a Professional Engineer with 15-20 years of experience in the water/wastewater field (inside the fence and/or pipeline), with a strong understanding of the local markets, and with connection to clients and to the local professional communities.

The most incredible thing that we have engineered is Our Team!

KCI is looking for smart and talented individuals to join our growing team. At KCI, we believe the professional growth and continuing education of our employees is an important investment in our future. We are looking for dedicated team members that are looking for more than just a job - they are looking for a way to make a difference.

THE COMPANY

KCI Technologies, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned engineering, consulting and construction firm serving clients throughout the United States. KCI is recognized as an industry leader, employing cutting-edge technologies, management practices and strategic growth initiatives. Employee ownership fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, encourages technical expertise, and shapes strategic planning.

Duties, Responsibilities & Other

  • Must be a highly self-motivated dynamic individual.
  • Directly reports to Regional Practice Leader.
  • Serves as a Practice Leader in the Environmental Discipline.
  • Build a water/wastewater engineering practice within discipline/practice area and assigned operating region.
  • Responsible for staff development, project execution, and procurement of work.
  • Assists in sales activities and maintenance of client relationships.
  • Prepares technical and fee proposals.
  • Participates in the preparation of designs and contract documents, as required.
  • Performs QA/QC reviews for project or task deliverables

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required. Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 -15 years of professional experience.
  • Appropriate professional certification preferred.
  • Pre-employment drug screening is a condition of employment. Background and motor vehicle checks may be required based upon position.

Performance Expectations

  • Complete Annual Individual Training Program
  • Prepare and deliver timely annual employee performance appraisals for assigned staff
  • Train adequate backup personnel to support your role in your absence
  • Develop and maintain customer relationships by soliciting monthly performance feedback, identifying client needs, and identifying the next project
  • Provide input for the annual business development plan to achieve Oracle sales target to the discipline manager and submit by January 1
  • Work with the Discipline Manager, Regional/Practice Leaders, and the CFO to develop annual budget between September 1 and November 15
  • Answer questions at monthly town hall meetings
  • Comply with all KCI policies and procedures
  • Ensure practice fulfills ISO compliance requirements
  • Hire and manage work routine of all assigned staff and assign job activities as required
  • Meet annual Performance Agreements targets
  • Meet monthly or more frequently as necessary with the Discipline Manager, Regional/Practice Leader(s), and the CFO to review financial performance, business development activities, and staffing
  • Complete other duties as required/assigned
  • Participate and contribute to annual leadership meeting(includes PLEP training)
  • Participate in and contribute to applicable regional office forums
  • Represent KCI in one technical society and one community organization
  • Review annual Employee Satisfaction Survey and implement required corrective actions
  • Provide input to annual market research between June 1 and August 31
  • Provide market trends to the Discipline Manager for the strategic planning sessions
  • Provide project and client leads to other regional practice leaders to grow their regional practices
  • Report monthly proposal results to operations manager
  • With the Discipline Manager, review annual market research between June 1 and August 31
  • Chart and coordinate practice performance results
  • Deliver all projects on time and within budget while fully meeting the scope
  • Meet biweekly or more frequently as necessary with project team on all projects/tasks greater than $50K in fees
  • Meet monthly with clients to review project progress
  • Monitor effective use of equipment and personnel
  • Negotiate scope, schedule, and fee estimates for large and significant projects
  • Operate within specified (corporate or project) budget parameters
  • Prepare monthly progress reports and invoices for projects
  • Prepare monthly staff utilization plans
  • Provide input to unbilled work authorizations and forward to the operations manager
  • Provide monthly project updates to project analysts
  • Provide monthly WIP/AR comments to the operations manager
  • Provide technical project and staff oversight
  • Provide weekly new project budget data to project analysts
  • Serve as project manager on select projects
  • Develop project specific safety plans.Ensure compliance with all Federal, state, and local safety rules and regulations

KCI Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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